LARNED — Henry Andrew Kurtz Jr., 87, died March 6, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Dodge City.
Born Nov. 26, 1925, in Buck Lake District, Iron County, Mich., he was the son of Henry Andrew Sr., and Sophia (Stobie) Kurtz. In 1950 he married Lucille B. Bryant in Chicago, Ill. A longtime resident of Barton and Pawnee Counties, he was an iron ore miner in Michigan, the salt mine at Pawnee Rock, an electrician for Marlette Homes and Falcon Mobile Homes, and custodian at Barton County Court House.
Mr. Kurtz served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Jack Kreiger Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Larned.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille B. Kurtz, of the home; two sons, Steven Kurtz of Pawnee Rock and Roger Kurtz of Larned; two daughters, Rita Kurtz of Larned and Marla Stella Kurtz of Dodge City; a sister,: Angeline Lukes of Ogema, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Nathan Barker, Jason Kurtz, and Brandon Kurtz, all of Larned, Derrick Kurtz of Grandview, Mo., Vincent Stella of Wright, and twins Natalie Stella and Nichole Stella of Ford; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home with Father Mark Cowell officiating. Burial will be at the Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood with military rites by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Friends may visit from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Jack Kreiger VFW Post or Pawnee County Humane Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral *
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, March 7, 2013